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My Top 15 ASMR Artists

Updated on January 11, 2017
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ASMR and Its Whisperers

Do you like watching people flip through magazines? Does the sound of bubble wrap relax you? Have you ever stopped to watch Bob Ross’s painting show on PBS just because you like his slow, gentle voice and the sound of the paint strokes on his canvas? If you have done any of these things, then you might have ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response).

ASMR is a tingling and relaxing sensation triggered by whispers, slow movements, and soft sounds. Over the last few years, an entire community of "whisperers" have sprung up on YouTube. These “ASMR artists” create videos that can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Viewers watch the ASMR artists tap on objects, flip through books, or whisper on various topics to promote relaxation and/or sleep.

Science has not been able to explain ASMR, and not everyone experiences the tingling sensation when they listen to an ASMR video, but it is immensely helpful for those who do have this response.

Below are my top 15 ASMR artists (in alphabetical order). Each artist brings something different to the ASMR community. Some incorporate their lives into their videos, while others prefer to remain anonymous, not even showing their faces. Some create professional, polished videos with props and special effects, while others simply use their camera phone and whatever objects are at their disposal. They live all over the world and are from different generations and backgrounds, showing that ASMR can be found everywhere and in anyone. Feel free to browse some of their videos to discover your ASMR triggers.

1. albinwhisperland

This Youtuber is a born ASMR artist. She has a high but calming voice and buys a lot of interesting souvenirs on her trips to tap on, crinkle, and talk about. Her videos are colorful and bright but slow and serene. If you like candy, Alice In Wonderland, comic books, or Disney characters, be sure to check out her channel.

Strengths:

  • hand motions
  • clear whisper voice
  • interesting themes

Videos to watch:

  • New York Goodies
  • Comic Book Recommendations
  • Softly Spoken

2. asmrmassage

This whisperer is a no-nonsense massage queen. All of her videos show off her massage skills, and you're half-tempted to ask her to book you an appointment for a personal scalp massage after a hard day at work. She has many different techniques that she demonstrates in each video and gives step by step instructions and tips on how to give the best massage.

Strengths:

  • professionalism
  • hand motions
  • narration

Videos to Watch:

  • Hair Play Head Massage - Soft Spoken ASMR
  • ASMR - Silken Hair Head Massage (binaural soft spoken)

3. ASMR Massage PsycheTruth

This channel is hosted by a team of women who take turns brushing each other's hair, giving massages, and role playing. They have soft speaking, whispering, and no talking videos. Their sounds are sharp and crisp, and their movements are slow and gentle. They offer a variety of tips and expertise on beauty and health topics, and their videos are always a decent length, not too long or short.

Strengths

  • slow, gentle movements
  • highly professional technology, multi-camera angles and high quality microphones
  • regularly posted videos

Videos to Watch

  • Wow! ASMR Hair Brushing Bliss!
  • Binaural ASMR Massage Back Tickling & Ear to Ear Whisper Mermaid Role Play

4. ASMRrequests

This ASMR artist posts frequently and has a method to her madness. She alternates between role plays, creating sounds with thrift shop items, and theme videos. Some of her videos have better special effects than some big budget movies. Whether you want to see a show or just a bare bones whisper video, she's the ASMR artist for you.

Strengths:

  • long videos
  • pop culture history
  • role plays
  • humor

Videos to Watch:

  • Time Travel Tuesday: Disney - ASMR Ear 2 Ear - Soft Spoken
  • Tooth Fairy Tingles - ASMR - Role Play
  • Time Travel Tuesday: Bob Ross

5. CalmingEscape

This whisperer has dozens of role play videos and a really fun Top 10 series. Known for her unique voice and candid nature, she's another ASMR community favorite.

Strengths:

  • voice
  • role plays
  • sounds

Videos to Watch:

  • Doctor RP (ASMR) | sleep | relaxation | RE-Uploaded
  • Joan Jett Book- Page Flipping (ASMR)
  • Scalp Check (RP)

6. GentleWhispering

GentleWhispering is a favorite in the ASMR community. She has a great Russian accent and very fluid hand motions. She also has a lot of interests: including origami, crafting and Russian culture. Check out what made her an ASMR superstar.

Strengths:

  • hand motions
  • variety of videos
  • educates listeners about Russian culture

Videos to Watch:

  • (")-_-(")Relaxing Dog/Pet Massage(")-_-(")
  • Feminine Grace & Charm for sleep

7. Heather Feather

Heather Feather is a real character. If you want to laugh before you sleep, check out one of her role plays. She comes prepared in costume and in character and draws out your ASMR experience with a slow, smooth script. She's another one who can talk to the character like you're face to face with her.

Strengths:

  • enthusiasm
  • role plays
  • humor
  • pretty nails

Videos to Watch:

  • Stereo/Panning Book Chat for Relaxation and Sleep (ASMR)
  • Binaural (3D) Comprehensive Physical Examination Role Play for Relaxation (ASMR)

8. Olivia's Kissper ASMR

Olivia has one of the most unique whisper voices in the ASMR community. Her videos are high quality with warm lighting and awesome graphics. She does a lot of role play videos, and her videos vary in length.

Strengths:

  • whisper voice
  • massage techniques
  • soft hand movements

Videos to Watch:

  • Soothing ASMR Massage with binaural whispering
  • Intense Reike: Cleaning Your Aura Energy
  • CLOSE UP Medical Doctor Role Play

9. RelaxingASMR

I've never seen someone with as many interests as RelaxingASMR, and he uses these interests to create sleep-inducing videos. Whether it's nostalgically flipping through old magazines, testing the water in his fish tank or setting up his annual Christmas village, he does it with slow, calm movements and only the most necessary whispering.

Strengths:

  • educational videos/interesting topics
  • strong and steady hand movements
  • catalog flipping

Videos to Watch:

  • Page Turning 1992 Store Catalog – ASMR
  • Christmas Village ASMR

10. Silent Citadel

Silent Citadel has a mystical quality about her. She is very enthusiastic and has a showy nature with her flashy jewelry and her interesting art projects. She knows what she's doing and does it well.

Strengths:

  • interesting projects
  • nail tapping

Videos to Watch:

  • Tapping & scratching #1 - asmr/ relaxation- The One Woman
  • Unboxing a gift- asmr/ relaxation

11. TheWaterwhispers

This Dutch whisperer looks like someone you'd want to befriend. She has a pleasant demeanor and likes to experiment with different sounds and role plays. She's a good whisperer for when you just want to get right to it and go to sleep.

Strengths:

  • culture
  • educational topics
  • instructional videos

Videos to Watch:

  • ASMR Soft Spoken ~Birthday Special~ (02-03-1988)
  • {♡_♡} Hypnotic Sounds & Visuals of Pencils (ASMR Whispering)

12. MassageASMR

Massaging is his specialty, but MassageASMR is just as effective an ASMR artist when he is silently crinkling packages for hours on end. He stands out in a female-dominated art form and has a gentle way of speaking without being creepy, offering tips and the choice of verbal vs. silent versions of some of his videos. His role plays aren't bad either.

Strengths:

  • gentle voice
  • crinkle master
  • concentrated sounds and meaningful speech

Videos to Watch:

  • Back Massage to Reduce Lower Back Pain & Relaxation - ASMR
  • ASMR Crincle Heaven 11 - Ear to Ear Crinkles (No Talking)

13. VeniVidiVulpes

Violet is another very open whisperer. She shares stories about her day and her life as she scratches on her binaural microphone. Her videos are nice and long, and she has a useful set of props to help you drift off to sleep.

Strengths:

  • long videos
  • slow movements
  • great sound quality

Videos to Watch:

  • Hair Brushing and Relaxing Rambling
  • Making Tea *Softly Spoken* *ASMR*

14. VisualSounds1

VisualSounds1 is a very active member of the ASMR community. She has an enthusiastic interest in pop culture and a lot of simple role plays to peruse. She also has a very relaxed, conversational tone in her videos. Despite the fact that she is merely talking into a camera lens, it makes me feel like we're old friends chatting via Skype.

Strengths:

  • accent
  • enthusiasm
  • pop culture videos

Videos to Watch:

  • DVD's and Rambling (ASMR)
  • Tour of my room

15. WhisperMister1 (now ASMRGAINS)

This whisperer is the role play king. He also has a channel full of videos related to his hobbies including gardening, baking and history. It's always a good ASMR day when Fred has a new video posted.

Strengths:

  • accent
  • low whisper/accent
  • role play

Videos to Watch:

  • ASMR ~ Zombie Apocalypse survivor RP
  • ASMR ~ Relaxing Eye Test


Please share your favorite ASMR videos in the comments below!

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      MarioBros79 3 months ago

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      Dave 4 months ago

      I can also recommend WhispersRed ASMR. She's one of my more recent favorites. Check out her virtual haircut videos or the relaxing by the fire video for a good example of her work.

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      Cari M. 5 months ago

      Best ASMR artist who doesn't fail to give me goosebumps and or relax me and melt away anxiety. I know that there are different ASMR types for everyone. One size does not fit all. Check out JUICYTINGLES dollar tree haul. The time period on her channel JUICYTINGLES from October 2015 to June 2016 with " haul" or gum popping while showing nail polish collection or gum popping while doing my daughter's hair or sorting make up while chewing popping gum are the best ever. She whispers on some but speaks naturally on most she also does MUKBANG which I don't watch. Also she has another channel EyesMarriedNow. On You Tube one of her best is EyesMarriedNow Halloween haul. The time frame that I mentioned is her strongest work. She's so natural so you don't really think it's intentional ASMR.

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      Laura Smith 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I just got into watching his videos, and one of the whisperers above deleted their account so I might replace hers with his. Thanks for the comment!

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      Evo 3 years ago

      Good list! The only channel that I'd say REALLY need to be added is Massage ASMR - this guy is amazing:

      https://www.youtube.com/user/MassageASMR

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      Laura Smith 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I shall. Thanks!

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      Roy 3 years ago

      Try to check her channel, I find her quite talented too!

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      Laura Smith 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Oh, I've never seen that one, but I do like the men's shave role plays.

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      Roy 3 years ago

      I really like this one!!!

      youtube.com/watch?v=2cgPcquNKO0